A LifeWord: Off the Pages & Into Your Heart

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“The life is in the speaking words.” A.W. Tozer God wants to breathe a word into your soul and over your life.  Did you know that? It happened to people in the Bible. It has happened to people throughout history. It has even happened to me and it is a moment not to be missed. It can also happen to you. As a matter of fact, God wants it to.Of course, you may already know that God has written his words in a book, but the fact is. . .he also wants to write one on your heart. He has done so throughout the centuries in the lives of countless followers and you’re no different. God wants to writ … [Read more...]

Samuel Rodriguez Remembers Chuck Colson

Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the NHCLC and recognized as the national leader of Hispanic and Latino Evangelicals.

Robert Crosby: How would you describe the late Chuck Colson and his contribution to the church world?Samuel Rodriguez: Chuck Colson stands as an iconic figure. He enriched the Christian community by personifying the power of a redeemed narrative. His personal experience speaks of a man who fell into grace rather than falling from grace. From the birth of Prison Fellowship to the Manhattan Declaration, Dr. Colson’s optics of reconciling truth with love permeated all aspects of his life. I had the privilege of serving with him on the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary Board and serving as hi … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget … to Remember!

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You can tell when a person has “closed their soul” towards you, can’t you? They pull away and avoid your presence. Their answers to your questions become brief and bland. They refuse to make eye contact. Their countenance is sunken. Their posture often bent.Counseling a couple in this state, or a mother and her daughter for that matter, is seldom easy. Melting emotional ice between people that has hardened for months, even years, can feel impossible. . .especially in the span of an hour-long session or two. Fortunately, I have discovered one tool God has given us that almost always opens a … [Read more...]

An Atheist’s Church Envy – Atheism 2.0

Check this TED Talk out! It is not-to-be-missed!What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence. … [Read more...]

The Hunger Generation: 11 Soul Cries That Are No “Game”

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya AngelouEvery year an avalanche of paperback novels and newly produced movies flies off the shelves and onto thousands of screens across the country. Millions of buyers pick up a new piece of fiction and lay down $10+ for a movie in which to escape while relaxing on the beach or in the comfort of a well-cushioned chair. There is a reason for this — everyone loves a good story!Stories shape our lives, our world, even our souls. Stories capture our imaginations. The latest one to do so in a big way is certainly The … [Read more...]

On the Mind of Millennials: “How is America doing?”

"How is America doing?" We hear from so many middle-aged and older voices on this subject, sometimes, we hear it from too many of them. Today, while teaching a class at Southeastern University, the question came to me - "I wonder what this classroom of young Millennials (twenty-somethings) think about how America is doing?" The question was too important to miss the moment. I was interested to hear my students' views on their country and the shape she is in today. So, I popped the question: "If America were a person with a soul, how would you say she is doing today?" Here are some of the … [Read more...]

How Church Leaders Have Changed Since 9/11.

Christianity Today has posted a forum with a variety of Evangelical leaders reflecting on how 9/11 has changed them. The leaders include Philip Yancey, Anne Graham-Lotz, Samuel Rodriguez, Wes Stafford, Richard Stearns, William Paul Young (author of The Shack), and worship leader Matt Redman. … [Read more...]


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